Latinx Reproductive Health: A Historical and Cultural Perspective

Latinx Reproductive Health: A Historical and Cultural Perspective

by Community and Inclusion

Trainings & Workshops Be Well

Wed, 14 Oct 2020

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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In honor of Latinx Heritage Month, join Sasha Jimenez, Community Outreach Manager for Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, in a presentation about the historical and cultural factors affecting Latinx views on reproductive health, bodies, and values. Topics explored include the sterilization of Puerto Rican women, the concept of marianismo, and the coming of age ideology in quinceaƱeras. A Q&A will follow the workshop.

***Open to Latinx students, alums, staff, and faculty. For alums, faculty, and staff, click the green "register" button on this page to register, do not try to log in to Embark.

Co-sponsored by Be Well, Planned Parenthood Generation Action, and the Spanish, Latina/o Studies and Latin American Studies Department.

This event is not meant to be recorded. Read below for more details.

Recording Statement
This event is being conducted over Zoom. As the host, Mount Holyoke College reserves the right to record this session and the event sponsors will give prior notification to event participants of any intention to do so. The recording feature for others is disabled so that no one else will be able to record this session through Zoom. At all times, no recording by any other means is permitted without prior written permission from the event sponsor or as an approved accommodation.

For inquiries about the accessibility of this event or to request any accommodations, please contact Ysabel Garcia at Please make accommodation requests at least three days before the event date to give implementation time. However, in all situations, a good faith effort will be made to provide accommodations up until the time of the event.

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Sasha Jimenez

Community Outreach Manager

Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts

Sasha N. Jimenez is from Springfield, Mass -  born and raised in the North End to a Puerto Rican mother and a Dominican father. Sasha has always been passionate about social justice and systemic change. She currently works for Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, where she is the Community Outreach Manager, and provides education to communities around Western Massachusetts. She also manages the HIV Prevention Initiative in Springfield; working on lowering new infection rates among POC -- specifically the MS population. Jimenez attended Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. As a first-generation college graduate, Sasha is very passionate about sexual education, and empowering the Latino/a/x community in all ways. 

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Co-hosted with: Planned Parenthood Generation Action, MHC, Be Well, Community and Inclusion (OWNER)

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